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killer super storm sandy sparks an atomic scare with alarms of rays and several power plants along the was eastern seaboard taken offline. u.k. politicians are drawn up over a million pounds and travel expenses for finding missions to exotic destinations causing a wave of anger and come back for. armed as u.k. and u.s. intelligence speeds they want to go to war global terrorism flying high or report on those punished for not following the bottom of the.
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news from russia and around the world this is here with me thanks for joining us of our because ravished east coast is recovering from superstorm sandy which has left at least forty five killed it also forced a three nuclear power plants to go offline while a state of alert was declared as a force facility and a maintenance autism or an important. the super storm known as sandy has left millions of people and businesses along the east coast without power but the greatest danger the hurricane has posed may revolve around america's nuclear power plants at least three nuclear reactors have been shut down and the nation's oldest facility in new jersey is on rare alert exelon corp's forty three year old oyster creek plant was put on alert after water levels at the plant rose more than six and a half feet above normal potentially affecting the water intake structure that pumps cooling water through the plant and the concern is that if the cool water is not maintained he used your radium rods in the pool. will could cause the water to
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boil experts say in an extreme scenario the rods could overheat risking the eventual release of radiation the concerns over the status of creek has caused some to draw parallels to the fears surrounding last year's fukushima disaster in japan then helicopters and fire hoses were enlisted to ensure the pools remain filled with fresh cool water according to the nuclear regulatory commission the general electric designed nuclear reactors involved in the fukushima emergency are very similar to twenty three of the g designed reactors in the u.s. as of tuesday afternoon the u.s. federal emergency management agency says there is no imminent threat of radiation releases from oyster creek reporting from new york marina port r.t. . gun the senate says the posse of sunday should be a wake up call for the america's atomic industry the water level was somewhere around two meters perhaps a little higher because the gauge that the government uses to measure it actually
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broke in the storm surge and because pump is critical to cool the water when it's in the nuclear reactor but in america will we move the fuel into the spent fuel pool we have no way of cooling it or easels and we need offsite power to run the large pumps the real problem is that the box at the fuel is in can get very very humid because as this water begins to get hot there's steam goes up in the equipment in that box safety related equipment is really not designed for high unity so it's important that the fuel will be reestablished and it's important that it be maintained in the long haul i don't believe we'll have a. disaster but i think it really should show the american nuclear regulatory commission that it can happen here we did have
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a flood inland in one of the pennsylvania plants and be having the same conversation two days from now. set to return to that contains on wednesday against a backdrop of recovery from sunday so it's had seemingly appeared that differences aside during the storm but some say the temporary downplay of presidential rivalry is just a smokescreen this a confident reports this was the surprise that it heard carol i think. hurricane sandy crashing on shore i've never seen anything like this i'm at a loss for words to describe what the storm could do but there's no loss for words on the campaign trail and on the eastern coast of our nation a lot of people are into. in some very difficult times the storm that wreaked havoc on america's east coast is wreaking confusion in the last critical days of a tight race for president so how do you run for office about seeming insensitive
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to a national tragedy the candidates are certainly doing all they can to look like they aren't trying to score political points but their actions tell a different story president barack obama canceled his election rallies and returned to washington to focus on the storm the election will take care of itself next week leaving vice president biden to campaign on his behalf. one of the perks of running for president while occupying the white house is being able to make high profile visits like this one america's whether we are standing behind you and we're going to do everything we can to help you get back on your feet it means coming across as a president on the job which certainly helps when it's a job you're reapplying for the president been in close contact with fema. and all the agencies of course obama is the president which his advisers say means he needs to focus on the crisis at hand but in terms of how it affects the election i don't think anybody really knows obviously we want on fareed access to the polls but it's
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a choice that doesn't sit well with some political opponents you'll notice he's counseling his troops over the hurricane he did not cancel his trip over benghazi. and then those republican presidential contender mitt romney so far he stopped sending fund raising e-mail isn't affected states he used his campaign bus for relief efforts and put up a blog with the weather related advice he's also scrap schedule campaign events only it seems there are some fine print involved this may look like romney's campaigning in ohio a key swing state but his advisors say that's not the case the so-called victory rally was canceled out of sensitivity. instead of the campaign insists this is a hurricane relief event canned goods came hand in. hands with anti obama t. shirts there was music and theme songs and those attending the supposedly nonpartisan event were treated to a video about romney getting america stronger that's what american president has to
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do. asked by a reporter whether this blurred the line between storm relief and politics romney's top strategist replied i agree i don't know how it happened people over politics or politics or people it certainly difficult to tell now we may be impossible to completely stop campaigning in the middle of a closely contested race but then why make the pretense of doing so it seems that both candidates could use a little bit of this age old advice say what you mean mean what you say and do what you say you'll do lucy calf and r.t. moscow stay with them or updates on the awesome os of superstorm sandy and the race for the white house with know what the mainstream is missing on our. next monday on the eve of the overall cost another live round of debates between the tentative third part of presidential candidates. governor romney and i we both agree we agree we had to bring the tax rates down i felt the same as the president
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did. you agree let's come back to something the president i agree on and there are two of you agree that the voters have a choice perhaps that's what you want her to vote for whatever romney and obama agree on so many things remember you do have other options come november sixth tune in to see the second round of debates between the major third party candidates right here on r.g.p. . in times when many across britain are tightening their belts there are still politicians ready to boost their frequent flier miles by going on foreign visits at taxpayers' expense the cost of overseas fact finding missions almost double last year outraging people who have to make every penny count. has a story. china miami we might all dream of jetting off to some exotic destination but unfortunately in the middle of a double dip recession with thirty measures by saying we're being kept grounded.
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for some lucky and peace even just sing off some of those far flung the nations of fact finding missions they're costing a huge amount of taxpayers' money one trip coming in at a whopping seventy two thousand pound that was for nine m.p.'s from the treasury select committee he went on a trip to singapore and china four and you really couldn't make this up global imbalances well that certainly raising a huge amounts of questions are usually yes some foreign travel is going to be necessary but looking at the amount. of spend something has clearly gone wrong when you have a coach trip costing eight to ten thousand pounds per member of parliament on the trip that's probably over a thousand pounds a day for the trip that kind of money would buy a normal family several holidays back in two thousand and ten the speaker for the house of commons called for a crack down of those types of spending since the coalition have come into power
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select committee should be no more than one hundred foreign trips the course is doubled from eight hundred thousand pounds last year up from four hundred seventy five thousand pounds the year before as we said our tax pay is pounds. prices soaring obviously that's raising a huge amount of anger amongst people who are struggling in severe. times while we'd all love to get off into the sunset to help us deal with the economic quite is these excessive expenditures again leave many m.p.'s looking like they simply got their heads in the clouds south. london and spending is the big question again for the greek government with its latest billion euro seriously package stalled in parliament until next week as the coalition government fails to agree on you can't demand by the international creditors without the austerity package greece will not qualify for the next tranche of bailout cash vital for its
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people economy prime minister and tanya's summerize has tracks that the lawmakers have already exhausted all possible time limits to agree on the package how international public policy analyst lucas german also says the latest time counts will only why something for greece. has looked pretty grim it looks pretty black out here in athens so we're really talking about. new trucks. for me labor laws general moving into what could be call of flexible table for economy that supposedly supposed to people within the greek economy but on the other hand we have already seen the negative consequences of such a policy with unemployment reaching almost twenty five percent within the general population i do for the government will succeed in passing new cuts i have to mention that could huge and problems will of course appear when voting in favor of
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the new fresh tax hikes as well as harry guts this is something that has to be expected but i do think that at the end of the day this this new deal will pass and the final disbursement of the trench will be completed successfully. so ahead in the program the top hundred state bahrain is really in the public gathering saying they need to restore order setting up a development activity after nearly two years of growing unrest. that later but now over the years the global war on terrorism has proved a successful rallying call for u.s. and u.k. led military campaigns across the globe however as our polly boyko reports the greater cause sometimes goes hand in hand with brutal tactics. somali born mahdi hashi had grown up in the u.k. from the age of five he was a british citizen until this summer when the twenty three year old went missing and
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his family found out that the home office had stripped him of his passport for allegedly being involved in islamic extremism his parents are distraught they say that maddie is an innocent victim of a british intelligence plot or because he refused to work for m i five all i can see is that he's a muslim and believe and he's a practicing muslim but being a muslim is not being an islamist. concealed that's what that's always been victimized this is the quiet north london community center where mehdi hashi worked back in two thousand and nine it was then that he and four of his muslim colleagues say that they were approached and harassed separately by security agents its kind that m i five threatened to label them islamic extremists if they refused to become informants for british intelligence campaigners raising awareness for marty's
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plight and said that the constant threats made by british intelligence made life so unbearable that he left the u.k. they were trying to offer him a job saying that you know effectively you're an extremist we know you're the only way out of this is for you to come and work for us to come and help us and it will become tactics that were being used because it's all somali origin this is a purely racist profiling policy of the british government and particular security agencies marty had been living in somalia for the past two years taking care of his grandmother and raising a son of his own but several months ago he disappeared leaving his family in despair my son is missing this summer this summer but i don't know if you know if you lived or died here they don't. we are very worried although. for many the only information the hashi family have now comes from
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a man who contacted them to say that he'd been in prison with maddie in djibouti and he told us that he had. d.n.a. has been taken from him and then. contacted they found out that his approach is in the conduct of the british consul on the british consulate see that we have ordered removed or distance who should probably be in the americans talking to. someone we don't know they don't know but they fear he's being held at camp in djibouti and a tourist us anti terrorist base where he may be the victim of an american rendition program in which suspects are on lawfully taken to third party states to be illegally detained and tortured the hashi family want on says to simple questions like what the allegations are against marty where he is located and whether he's even alive but when it comes to matters of intelligence they're faced
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with a wall of silence lawyers acting on behalf of the hashi family have received just this response from the government it has been the policy of successive governments neither to confirm or deny speculation allegations or assertions in respect of intelligence matters this policy is maintained and accordingly the secretary of state can neither confirm nor deny the allegations made on behalf of your client. these cases a classic case where profiling and you know kind of almost ludicrous policies with . this war on terror result in an innocent individual hopeless young man afraid to be having their life ruined campaigners say that by stripping maddie hashi of his passport the british government has effectively washed their hands of his case leaving his family to continue the search for answers about their now stateless son polly boyko r t london. bahrain has
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a bond all ronnie's and public gatherings amid escalating tension in the gulf kingdom also as they say they need to restore stability a warning that any threat to national security at say will not be tolerated the most sweeping attempts of days to silence anti regime protests that have been ongoing for. clashes in bahrain almost daily with around eighty people being will accept that respite than five playing last year the share majority is demanding more rights and jobs and education from the sitting room is the country's under fire from human rights groups for using up tear gas and rubber bullets to despond reform campaign as thousands of protestors have been imprisoned including prominent heeler rise defend job business setting time for tweeting and participating in illegal gatherings bahraini opposition. says the government is fueling the crisis it claims it's trying to prevent this is a good time for you literally. nothing but an
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exploding institutions these are decisions taken by going to be judged and when they are looking on to maintaining the peace and stability on. more than one hundred deaths and the loss of the biggest. ones we have a. political problem and people do not. dare not just bought this if there is a spike be a huge part of the government being bought out that it just looked at a team exploding having an independent judicial system where there is that they are just securing the lot and worst and bottom because what they are going to do is that they will see what they get and i like. speak to new speech and was told what i. can do from going outside of their homes this is not going to bring any security impossible and this is going to make the. if somebody from the caribbean is very
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tonight not too moral to. give. any condition we need a lot of. this will be in there with these. negotiations going into this if you are disillusioned they are every bit. of this is. up in about ten minutes time we'll hear from nicaragua as president who shed some light on what his settings is the key to global prosperity and here's a glimpse for you the best thing when united states can do for the world is pursue peace. a policy of peace would enable the us to be more successful in addressing its domestic life as well nor the global economic challenges them i'm sure we're already heading that way despite efforts from certain forces to prevent this kind of a change but as a reality itself sends
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a signal to the nations that used to feel like they ruled the world until recently so what about telling them the world can no longer go on with and you want to get out of it was reality that has shaped the world but we know today as a multi-polar world learned every godless of weather had to monic powers choose to move along with the rest of the world where the world favors a multi polarity and we are moving in that direction. muslims in belgium say they're getting ready to campaign for setting up an islamic state in the country that's after two of the new formed party candidates won seats and regional polls earlier this month and they also want to run in the vote for the european parliament and twenty fourteen philip clare's says many don't feel at home in belgium. we see people from there with an islamic background for me there are political parties now demanding the introduction of sharia law in an islamic state
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in belgium we've always predicted this but. mostly people mainly supported the socialist policies of the leftist parties but now they feel apparently confident enough to make their own party and it's only natural thing that many people are worried if they see elected people in brussels now but it will undoubtedly come in other local places as well when these people you know openly call for the settling of an islamic state you know we are in western europe and many people don't feel at home in a city such people are winning elections and you could say ok it's only one seat in two different communes of brussels but i'm sure this is only the start of something that will only gain in importance. until it gets an international stories and briefing you now yvonne has to flex pursuit of nuclear weapons says israel's
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defense minister who claims to run used over a third of its medium in which to rain him for civilian purposes but regardless of that didn't rule out a strike on the islamic republic a recent speech at the un by israel's prime minister claimed iran was on the brink of creating an atomic bomb and called on the world community to strangle the development the u.s. and israel have low accused iran of seeking nuclear weapons which tehran strongly denies. ukraine's ruling party has been given a briefing at the parliament paula leaving its with just under a fence one percent of the five deposition process which came second and third including that of jailed former premier relate my friend pat are both trying to protect us presidency and a cottage if the united states but one for his party for securing amateur mistake by not alignment of forces will shape out after the. isn't a single date in citrus is according to you for the moment see this side of that track. and fighting continues in the syrian council where
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a prominent general was killed on monday that comes a month after a bomb after a bomb killed the country's defense minister and president assad's brother in law more than three hundred people have the reported killed in the vote or country since friday when it was jeter and drawing it seems. so foreign intervention in syria is still a tall order shock waves from the libyan conflict can be felt thousands of kilometers away and in the west african country of mali a spillover of the war in libya has resulted in their stylish want of a jihadist base the size of texas and that's the subject of today's cross-talk coming up at seven thirty am chante. formula one perspective from a regional perspective from a group are saying we need help we can't resolve this problem on our own the international community clearly seems to have said well fair enough we can help you we recognize your concern but we can only help you through we are not prepared the
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west is not prepared to put boots on the ground for example what we saw in libya they're not prepared to use nato and of course if you look at it yet now you're not going to work but of course this problem simply because they actually went and got rid of gadhafi and of course we know that half of the people who are fighting on the ground in. the country at the moment are troops that have come back from former from that part of the world. turned out to business and tasted that. hearkens sunday casey has been the longest the weather related shutdown for wall street since eighteen ha yeah i know you know it's unbelievable isn't it more than a century that's how serious the situation was but i can tell you today the markets . and ok the stock markets were closed but we still had news events coming out from the states including himself prices which were released and actually increasing was
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helping boost the asian markets just now after losing one percent in the previous session after the bank of japan announced that program on the balls as you can see . the likes of cowen doing rather well today the camera making financials a russo boosting the markets and commercial bank of china doing well it's the world's largest bank by market share one point eight percent than some of the earning to beat estimates hong kong. well as well that's all taking a back in the previous session and the current says the euro dollar is trading rather thinly at the moment not a lot really focus is now going to shift on the e.u. finance meeting later on in europe with the headlights on a two year extension and prospects for the next tranche of aid for grace that is on the agenda with ruble that's how to finish up the trading session in. the equity markets experienced a quiet trading session that was because it was closed and also oil as well the
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commodity was most affected by the hurricane sandy as well so that was the situation we have lost their bucking the trend the company over two billion dollars for its substances to cover some of the costs of. things that seems to be it for now right we have got and coming up here with the president of new got to stay with us for about some frank discussions on the way. the six america votes for its next president. take the wheel as the u.s. drives into the field to. get the news the mainstream is a close election. the u.s. election up close. and.
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fifteen. kilograms of. oneself. in a bad mood. is. the way our economic system. is not.
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quite. clear. cut thanks. one of them with his was aggressive thank you mr president for taking the time we didn't have as one of the presidential election in venezuela and stayed in office year ago the people of nicaragua we elected you for another term it does this mean that socialism has proved its viability and is now established in latin america well. the near liberal model has failed in other words capitalism reached the highest stage where it was expected to resolve all the economic and social problems
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overnight resolve the problems of unemployment and poverty but this model failed it failed not only in latin america it is also failing in developed economies as the what today we see it failing in the us and europe this is why people in our part of the world gladly embrace the idea of a radical change in our country's need sovereignty and independence in every area political independence is impossible without social and economic independence today a new reality is gradually emerging in latin american and caribbean nations they have more freedom today to determine their future president hugo chavez in recent victory what will definitely help latin america and the caribbean to continue on the path of change. but this election has been the closest that there is i was opposition has ever come to victory some say the people are venison.


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